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Why Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement May Not Be For You

Contributor: Carlos Higuera, MD If you’ve decided to have a total knee replacement, you might be considering a minimally invasive procedure. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions and less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. The advantage of such a surgery is that it allows for faster recovery, a shorter hospital stay and … Read More

Your Age Helps Docs Find Best Option for ACL Repair

Contributor: Kurt Spindler, MD Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, and you’re considering surgical reconstruction, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age. Recent research shows that the patient’s age and the type of graft performed can predict the … Read More

Should You Use Ice or Heat for Pain?

Discover the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee. Cleveland Clinic experts in sports medicine, neurology and rheumatology weigh in.

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Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL, Knee Injuries

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD, sports and exercise medicine physician Athletes know the unmistakable “pop” when they’ve torn their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). It can put a quick end to the season and sometimes require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form. If you play soccer, basketball and volleyball, you … Read More